The Dark Side of Translation (Hardcover)

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By Federico Italiano (Editor)
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We tend to consider translation as something good, virtuous and bright, but it can also function as an instrument of concealment, silencing and misdirection--as something that darkens and obscures. Propaganda, misinformation, narratives of trauma and imagery of the enemy--to mention just a few of the negative phenomena that shape our lives--show patterns of communication in which translation either functions as a weapon or constitutes a space of conflict. But what does this dark side of translation look like? How does it work?

Ground-breaking in its theoretical conception and pioneering in its thematic approach, this book unites international scholars from a range of disciplines including philosophy, translation studies, literary theory, ecocriticism, game studies, history and political science. With examples that illustrate complex theoretical and philosophical issues, this book also has a major focus on the translational dimension of ecology and climate change.

Transdisciplinary and topical, this book is key reading for researchers, scholars and advanced students of translation studies, literature and related areas.

Chapter 8 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license available at http: //

About the Author

Federico Italiano is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History, part of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna; University Lecturer in Comparative Literature at LMU Munich and at the University of Innsbruck; and Visiting Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Graz. His recent publications include Translation and Geography (2016) and an anthology of young European poetry, Grand Tour (with Jan Wagner, 2019). An Italian poet and translator, Federico Italiano has published five poetry collections.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367337278
ISBN-10: 0367337274
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 186
Language: English